Battleship (2012) Movie Review
Released : May 18th, 2012
Reviewed : Sept. 9th, 2012
Genre : Action
Story (from IMDB) :
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.
Not once in this film do they say “You sunk my battleship”. That alone makes this a disappointing movie. They should have called in “Transformers wannabe in water” , since that was really what the film turned out to be.
The story goes along with a wannabe bad boy whose brother enlists him in the military. Now that plot has been done. There are also launching stuff into space to try and reach other planets which can hold life. Now for anyone counting that makes it two premises that have already been done. From there you have some really nicely done CGI for the alien ships in the water along with the pathetic aliens themselves. Now I know its not just me but those alien armors looked a lot like the armor from the Halo video game series. I mean other the helmet it was almost a replica. These aliens are pretty stupid with the choices they make. For the most part they decide to do most of their fighting by melee instead of just blowing everything up. They only go around doing that once.
Now the crew for the most part if stuck inside a force field so a lot of the movie takes part in there. Now talk about the most whiny unlikeable members on that battleship for a movie this year. Other than maybe one of two guys (mainly the main character and his Chinese comrade) I was actually hoping that they would all sink. The majority of them just complained too much and didn’t take orders. Rihanna also was pointless and just thrown in as a big name to draw. She can’t really act. The biggest thing was the small amount of time Liam Neesen was on screen most of which is shown in the preview. He was also just a name draw.
The best part is that they defeat this alien race that is far beyond advanced and traveled how knows how far by just doing a simple flanking move. That’s it, that easy to take down a alien race.
Overall this movie is just extremely average and other than the explosions and some fancy CGI it is nothing special.